The Flaming Lips Biography (Wikipedia)
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named the Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."
The band is best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture, with elements of this culture permeating the group's instrumentation, effects, and composition. Coyne's lyrics, in particular, both reference and embody the fascination with the science fiction and space opera genres of fiction that were popular during the golden age of psychedelic subculture. His lyrical style tends to use the imagery and plot conventions of space opera to frame more abstract themes about the unfolding cycles of romantic love, highlighting its vulnerability while delving into its metaphysical implications.
- Wayne Coyne: Why Should We Embrace Make-Up?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsvfw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsvfw.jpg2016-12-18T09:00:00.000ZThe Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on why it's a relief that make-up exists. "In the future, there'll just be this whole other skin you can out over your face if you want to".http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lsvfy
Wayne Coyne: Why Should We Embrace Make-Up?
- Wayne Coyne: Am I Happy?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsv43.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsv43.jpg2016-12-18T08:40:00.000ZThe Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on the concept of happiness. Is it a choice? Do some people chose not to feel content?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lsv4l
Wayne Coyne: Am I Happy?
- Wayne Coyne: Experimenting In Musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lstwn.pnghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lstwn.png2016-12-18T08:30:00.000ZThe Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on why it is essential to experiment when making music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lstwt
Wayne Coyne: Experimenting In Music
- Wayne Coyne: Why Should We Embrace Fear?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lstr0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lstr0.jpg2016-12-18T08:10:00.000ZThe Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on his biggest fears, and how he deals with them.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lstr1
Wayne Coyne: Why Should We Embrace Fear?
- Wayne Coyne: What Do I Get Out Of Yoga?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsstx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lsstx.jpg2016-12-18T08:00:00.000ZThe Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on how his love of the practice has impacted on his life.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lssty
Wayne Coyne: What Do I Get Out Of Yoga?
- Steve catches up with the Flaming Lips frontmanhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04crfgv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04crfgv.jpg2016-10-21T17:00:00.000ZAs the Flaming Lips prepare to release a new album, Wayne reflects on his 30+ year career, touring and balancing the "sappy artist" and the entertainer that both exist within him.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04crfk2
Steve catches up with the Flaming Lips frontman
- Yoga with Wayne Coynehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bgdqm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bgdqm.jpg2016-10-09T06:45:00.000ZMary Anne meets a Flaming Lips fan who has been to yoga with Wayne Coyne!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bgdqn
Yoga with Wayne Coyne
The Flaming Lips Tracks